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8 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes

8 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes

Did you know that there is actually such a thing as ice cream month? That’s right – July is the time to celebrate the most delicious and sacred of frozen desserts. In honor of this prestigious holiday, we have gathered some healthier ice cream recipes for you to try. Some of them might be less healthy than others, but all are better for you than the standard gallon of ice cream sold at the grocery store. Many contain no or low amounts of sugar, which are perfect for our diabetic patients. Additionally, there are several which have no dairy, which is good for patients suffering from lactose-intolerance. Nearly all utilize the power of fresh fruit, providing essential vitamins and nutrients to help your body heal and recover!

Lemon-Buttermilk Ice Cream

1. Lemon-Buttermilk Ice Cream

Get your lemon fix without too much added sugar. Sure, this recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of sugar, but that is divided across 18 servings (each of which is only 130 calories). The tangy buttermilk helps to balance out the tartness of the lemon in a perfect mix.

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

2. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Can you believe it? This recipe calls for just one ingredient – bananas! By chopping up a frozen banana in a food processor, it obtains a smooth and creamy texture that’s just like soft-serve ice cream. Add in some peanut butter, honey, or chocolate for some extra flavor.

Marshmallow Ice Cream

3. Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

Get your s’more fix without the campfire with this four ingredient amalgam of goodness. Using milk, vanilla extract, salt, and Ricemellow Crème, this recipe perfectly recreates the mushy gooiness of marshmallows in frozen form. Add in graham crackers and healthy chocolate syrup for the full effect.

Vegan Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

4. Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip is one of the best flavors out there, so this is a huge deal. The sweetness in this recipe comes from maple syrup and coconut butter, meaning there is no added sugar. Fresh mint leaves and peppermint extract give you the refreshing coolness you crave.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

5. Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

For strawberry lovers, this packs quite the punch. Even better, it uses fruity red wine, which can be substituted for cranberry juice if you’re serving it to non-adults. Fresh rhubarb gives it an earthy taste, while egg yolks help to keep it light.

Chai Coconut Ice Cream

6. Chai Coconut Ice Cream

This recipe is so awesome, it doesn’t even need dairy or eggs. Myriad spices, vanilla extract, and delicious honey take their place, and they do a swell job of it. Coconut milk gives this dessert its signature flavor, while black tea keeps it grounded.

Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

7. Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Would this list really be complete without a good chocolate ice cream recipe? This one uses dates as a sweetening agent, which are also loaded with fiber. Coconut milk provides the creamy base, while vanilla extract and cocoa powder give it a little more punch.

DairyFreeCoffeeIceCreamChocolate

8. Dairy-Free Coffee Ice Cream

This is a must-try for coffee lovers! The use of soy milk and soy milk creamer make it taste like an authentic cup of joe in frozen form. Use your favorite instant coffee as the key ingredient, and add just a little sugar to give it that sweet decadence.

 

 

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